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Oakland International Airport

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Introduction

Oakland International Airport (OAK) is about 5 miles (8 kilometres) from the CBD of Oakland. It mainly serves other US cities, but has some international flights as well, mainly to Guadalajara and Cancun and seasonal flights to Terceira, one of the Azores Islands.

For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.

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Getting there and away

  • Public Transport: BART now directly serves the Oakland International Airport. The BART station is located just outside of Terminal 1 baggage area and is a short walk from Terminal 2. There are ticket machines in the BART station that are easy to operate. The BART airport station conncects with the Coloseum Station which is about eight minutes away. From there you can take BART trains north, south and west into San Francisco.
  • Car: Oakland International is accessible from Interstate 880 (Nimitz Freeway) which is 2 miles (3 kilometres) away. The airport can be reached by exiting Hegenberger Road or 98th Avenue. Rental cars are available at the airport and there are also taxis.
  • (b) AC Transit Line 73 also provides transit service between the airport and Coloseum BART station. Buses run daily from approximately 05:00am to 00:30am. From the Coloseum BART station AC Transit provides bus service to 13 cities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
  • Uber, Lyft and Wings all provide transportation services to the Oakland Airport.

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Getting around

Oakland International Airport has two terminals, connected by an airside walkway.

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Airlines, Destinations and Terminals

There are two terminals, terminal 2 being exclusively used by Southwest. For more information about airlines, also see the list of airlines and the details about flying with budget airlines.

Terminal 1

  • Alaska Airlines - Kahului, Kona, Lihue, Seattle/Tacoma
  • Allegiant Air - Bellingham, Eugene
  • Delta Air Lines - Atlanta, Salt Lake City
  • Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines - Salt Lake City
  • Hawaiian Airlines - Honolulu, Kahului
  • Horizon Air - Portland (OR)
  • JetBlue Airways - Boston, Long Beach, New York-JFK, Washington-Dulles
  • Mexicana - Guadalajara
  • (b) Norweigan- Copenhagen, London, Oslo and Stockholm
  • SATA International - Terceira
  • United Airlines - Denver
  • Volaris - Guadalajara, Toluca, Cancun, Hermosillo

Terminal 2

  • Southwest Airlines - Albuquerque, Austin, Boise, Burbank, Chicago-Midway, Denver, Houston-Hobby, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Ontario (CA), Orange County, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Reno/Tahoe, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane

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Keeping connected

FreeFi Networks provides free Wi-Fi Internet service and travelers can now keep in touch with business and personal contacts between flights, at no cost.

Oakland International Airport Travel Helpers

  • Docdotcalm24

    I am familiar with the Oakland International Airport and the best ways to get there. Please be aware that as of 2015 BART now directly serves the airport. Some of the cheapest parking is located within a two mile vicinity of the airport. Parking at the airport is limited and expensive. The Oakland Airport is much easier to get in and out of than SFO. If you have questions I would be happy to answer them. I only frequent this site about once a week or so.

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